Meridian's Learning Formats
Meridian offers its Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral programs in two formats:
1) Monthly learning format, and 2) Blended learning format. The Monthly & Blended learning formats support the transformative learning intent of the curriculum while providing adult learners, who have significant commitments to family and/or employment, with the opportunity to complete their graduate coursework within a reasonable time frame.
Monthly Learning Format
Students who choose the Monthly learning format meet in residence for one weekend per month (Friday through Sunday) during the Fall and Spring quarters (six weekends per year). Additionally, students meet for one-week sessions during the Winter and Summer quarters, respectively.
In the Monthly learning format, classes are held in residence; some classes also have an online component. All meals and lodging are provided. Learning in residence offers students:
- The opportunity to sustain one’s focus on learning and developing relationships within the learning community, rather than on meal preparation and commuting.
- The opportunity to receive the support and nurturance necessary for the effective development and deepening of a transformative learning community.
- The opportunity for retreat from the pressures of day-to-day professional and family responsibilities.
The Blended learning format at Meridian University combines online learning with two weeklong residential sessions each academic year. This combination of learning online and learning in residence offers the student the opportunity to complete Meridian’s degree programs by traveling to the San Francisco Bay Area twice per academic year, one week in the Winter and one week in the Summer.